August 2008

Treetops Golf Review – Fazio Premier Golf Course, Gaylord, Michigan

August 27, 2008
Treetops Golf Review - Fazio Premier Golf Course

We arrived at Treetops Resort on a Saturday morning, with a noon tee time on the Fazio Premier course. We were playing all five of the Treetops golf courses, but the Fazio-designed Premier (only Fazio course in Michigan) fit into our schedule the best, so it was first on the list, setting the standard for […]

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Poplar Creek Country Club Review, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

August 23, 2008
Poplar Creek Country Club Review, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates, Illinois only plays to 6,321 from the back tees, but don’t let that fool you; what it lacks in raw distance, it makes up for with tight fairways, interesting greens, and the chance to use every club in your bag. For those reasons, I think this is a […]

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Highland Woods Golf Course Review, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

August 14, 2008
Highland Woods Golf Review, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Highland Woods Golf Course in Hoffman Estates, Illinois is a Forest Preserve course that I’ve played on numerous occasions. It’s inexpensive (usually <$50), and you can often find a tee time on Saturday or Sunday morning, whereas most other area courses have permanent tee times. It plays to 6,772 from the Blues, and 6,934 yards […]

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Dan Perry Avatar from Face Your Manga

August 14, 2008

FaceYourManga.com has taken Flickr by storm today, with lots of my friends posting avatars they created. Being the online sheep that I am, I thought it best to create my own; behold: Do I look angry with the star behind me? Hope not, because I’m not. Feel free to build your own at FaceYourManga.com, and […]

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My blog via Wordle

August 13, 2008

Wordle is a great little tool that will look at any blog, RSS feed or text, and create a nifty cloud. Here’s the Wordle cloud for my site: And here’s a link to the full-page view. Now don’t tell me this isn’t cool, because you know it is. Go and make one for your own […]

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Big Run Golf Club Review, Lockport, Illinois

August 13, 2008
Big Run Golf Club Review, Lockport, Illinois

I first played Big Run Golf Club about 5 years ago. A vendor of mine said it was one of his favorite local courses, and kind of a secret. I always enjoy being in on a secret, so I was definitely in. Little did I know that I would get my first (and currently only) […]

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Harborside Golf Review in Chicago, Illinois – Port Golf Course

August 13, 2008
Harborside Golf, Port Course Review, Chicago, Illinois

I’d heard a lot about Harborside International Golf, just south of the city of Chicago, and was lucky enough to play it one rainy, Sunday morning. Luckily, the rain stopped just as we were approaching the first tee, which made the course play longer, but was much better than playing in the rain. We played […]

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Foxford Hills Golf Club Review located in Cary, Illinois

August 12, 2008
Foxford Hills

Foxford Hills Golf Club is a great course that is a little tough to get to, but easily worth it. It’s located in Cary, Illinois, north of Barrington. It’s very close to Chalet Hills, for those that have played there. We arrived with about 45 minutes to spare, so I bought a small bucket, and […]

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Makray Memorial Golf Club Review, Barrington, Illinois

August 6, 2008
Makray Memorial Golf Review, Barrington, Illinois

Although I’ve played Markay Memorial Golf Course a few times in the past, this review will be based on the Sunday morning I played it, which happened to be the Sunday of the 2008 British Open (Yay Padraig!) Here’s a shot of the corner of the clubhouse you pass just before getting to the bag […]

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Cantigny Golf Course Review, Wheaton, Illinois

August 5, 2008
Cantigny Golf Course Review, Wheaton, Illinois

Cantigny Golf is a 27 hole facility in Wheaton, Illinois. It’s hosted a number of prestigious events, most recently the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links. As you drive the long driveway to the clubhouse, you’ll notice the flowers on this facility are abundant. You’ll see them on both sides of the drive, and regardless of […]

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